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The endoscope, a tool that passes through a patient's mouth or other open cavity to look inside the body, might seem too old an invention to be an innovative design project (the device is over 150 years old). But think again—EvoCam by EvoTech has revolutionized the endoscope by taking it out of the surgery room and creating a lightweight model that can be carried in a backpack to remote clinics and far corners of the world. 

By untethering the endoscope, EvoCam allows patients who wouldn’t have access to certain procedures a chance at better diagnostics and treatment. Moreover, the EvoCam was designed to be field serviceable, meaning anyone could make repairs to the machine using a few simple tools—crucial for areas where technology is limited.
 

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